BMW M3 Competition Saloon



This isn’t a vehicle for blending in. With a new frameless kidney grille, contoured bonnet and a wide selection of exclusive BMW M paint finishes, every inch of the new BMW M3 Competition screams confidence. This boldness is given a razor sharp edge thanks to some amazing standard design features, including the carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof, distinguished high-gloss black runner boards beneath the doors and the choice of colour with brake calipers – Red, Blue and Black. Prepare to steal the show.


The combination of the classic BMW saloon silhouette and the exclusive M features gives the BMW M3 Competition imposing look and feel. This distinguished aura is also felt inside thanks to a raft of stately comforts, including Galvanic controls, ambient lighting, heated seats, M seat belts and acoustic glazing.

Thanks to a host of innovations, the BMW M3 Saloon delivers superb acceleration and handling. Features like the sleeveless construction and a lighter forged crankshaft not only ensure that dynamics and acceleration are improved but also reduce consumption and enable optimum weight distribution of almost 50:50. Add to this the superior set up is the finely-tuned braking system, which has M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes*.

  • Brakes - With gripping precision and efficiency, M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes* are top achievers in terms of response and performance.
  • Adaptive M suspension - By electronically regulating the shock absorbers, Adaptive M suspension automatically tunes the vehicle to suit nearly all driving conditions.
  • Transmission options - The powerful M engine comes with either the manual six-speed M transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.
  • Active M differential - Optimise traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend with Active M differential.


The BMW M3 Saloon’s racing DNA is instantly recognisable. Eye-catching features can be found throughout, from the large air inlets to the two inlets for the Air Breather and the M gill elements. The racing theme continues with the stunning M rear spoiler, M diffuser and the angled M twin exhaust pipes, which blend perfectly into the rear apron.

BMW’s dedication on the track has helped inspire and form the new BMW M3 Competition. At its heart is the new and perfectly tailored 3.0 litre straight-six cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine, which comes with two turbochargers, and the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic as standard. As a 2-rear-wheel drive (with a 4-wheel drive model coming soon), the precision handling and explosive power is everything that true BMW M fans are looking for, and won’t be left disappointed.

The new BMW M3 Competition goes from 0 to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds. The racing-inspired BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine delivers 510hp and delivers 650Nm of torque. Combined with the Active M Differential and other new track-inspired technologies, powerful performance and sporty handling can be expected in every turn of the wheel.

Lightweight construction

As part of the BMW intelligent lightweight construction concept, the carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof helps to reduce the vehicle's weight and lowers the car's centre of gravity for increased agility and dynamics.

Bucket-style M seats

In tune with the racing genes are bucket-style seats with integrated head restraints, an illuminated M badge, and a driver’s knee pad for extra support during sporty driving.

Driver-orientated cockpit

Every detail is ergonomically optimised for the driver, from the M Drive buttons and M design instrument display to the sports-style gearshift paddles with optional M double-clutch transmission.

Expressive wheels

The weight-optimised wheels of the BMW M3 Saloon comes standard with the impressive 19” M light alloy wheels with double-spoke styling in Ferric Grey.

Adaptive LED headlights.

Adding both style and functionality to the BMW M3 Saloon are the Adaptive LED headlights. The daytime running lights shine significantly more brightly for increased safety, while the moving low-beam headlights turn with the steering wheel. What’s more, BMW Selective Beam automatically adjusts the high-beam headlights according to conditions, ensuring that other drivers are not dazzled.​


With the BMW M3 Saloon there is support both on the road and on the racetrack from a wide range of innovative technologies. From the BMW Head-up Display with M specific functions to BMW Connected +, there are plenty of innovative tools and services to streamline your journey. In addition, thanks to the BMW M Laptimer app and GoPro app, you can even record all relevant driving information in a fraction of a second and then share it via social media.​


For those seeking even greater thrills, the limited production BMW M3 CS is an impressive option. Going from 0 to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and boasting the lightweight Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) bonnet, this high-performance car takes adrenalin-fuelled driving to the next level.​


Give the BMW M3 Saloon the style and functionality that meets your every need with BMW M Performance Accessories. Whether it’s for the exterior or interior: there are plenty of extras to enjoy.

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Contact Marshall BMW in Bournemouth, Grimsby, Hampshire (Hook) or Salisbury to learn more about the BMW M3 Saloon. We can go through all of the options, including competitive and affordable finance, and help you identify your perfect BMW M3 Saloon.

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